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Articles and features 09/07/2020

Can I provide antibody tests for my practice staff?

Can I provide antibody tests for my practice staff?

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Kate Cowan, case manager at Medical Protection, looks at some recent queries from GP practices on whether they can provide COVID-19 antibody tests to practice staff

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Articles and features 01/07/2020

Is all well with the Wells score?

Is all well with the Wells score?

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Dr Philip White, medicolegal consultant at Medical Protection, looks at a common cause of claims – missed diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis

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Articles and features 16/12/2019

Dr Gabriel Hendow, an award-winning member of Medical Protection

Dr Gabriel Hendow, an award-winning member of Medical Protection

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Dr Hendow works in Hull and is a member of Medical Protection. He was voted ‘GP of the Year’ in the coveted national General Practice Awards for 2018 for his innovative approach to making Hull and its residents healthier, and for establishing a number of clinics at his practice, based in the Bransholme Health Centre.

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Case report 16/12/2019

Supreme Court judgement following head injury - learning points for m...

Supreme Court judgement following head injury - learning points for medical professionals

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It is very unusual for a clinical negligence claim to reach the highest reaches of the court system. Rarer still are cases involving non-clinical staff such as receptionists. Dr James Lucas, medicolegal consultant, discusses such a case that was recently considered by the Supreme Court and extracts potential learning points for practices.1

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Articles and features 16/12/2019

Thinking differently about patient safety

Thinking differently about patient safety

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An obvious question to ask when people are unintentionally but avoidably harmed is: “why did things go wrong?” Professor Paul Bowie, Programme Director (Safety & Improvement) at NHS Education for Scotland, looks at how we can think differently about patient safety.

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Articles and features 16/12/2019

How portfolio GP careers can help GPs, patients and practices

How portfolio GP careers can help GPs, patients and practices

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You may have heard the term ‘portfolio GP’ more frequently over the last few years. In this article, Dr Mahibur Rahman, a portfolio GP and the medical director at Emedica, looks at the benefits of portfolio GP careers, some popular options and how to get started with them.

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Articles and features 16/12/2019

Never events in general practice

Never events in general practice

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The focus on patient safety in healthcare is at the forefront of ensuring the provision of high quality healthcare.1 Diane Baylis, clinical risk educator at Medical Protection, tells us more about the concept of ‘never events’ and how they can improve patient safety.

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Articles and features 16/12/2019

Professional perspective: top tips when working with locum GPs

Professional perspective: top tips when working with locum GPs

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Most practices will engage locum GPs at some point. In this article, Dr Mahibur Rahman, a portfolio GP and the medical director of Emedica, looks at some top tips for practices to consider from the perspective of a locum GP.

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Articles and features 16/12/2019

HR practicalities to consider when using locums

HR practicalities to consider when using locums

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To ensure staffing needs are met, whether because of unexpected shortages or due to planned cover, the use of locums is commonplace in many general practices. Our employment law partner, Croner, looks at steps you can take to ensure a positive locum experience.

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Articles and features 08/10/2019

Flu vaccinations for your practice staff

Flu vaccinations for your practice staff

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With flu vaccination season upon us, you may be considering providing vaccinations to your practice staff. Kate Cowan, advisory case manager at Medical Protection, looks at the key indemnity and regulatory issues to consider

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Building resilience and avoiding burnout

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Building resilience and avoiding burnout

The demand placed on modern clinicians means the possibility of burnout is growing significantly, impacting both the quality of care and potential increase in risk to patients. This workshop will help you recognise the signs of burnout and give you the knowledge and confidence to manage the symptoms to recover as well as prevent reoccurrence.

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Articles and features 16/08/2019

Can your practice staff also be your patients?

Can your practice staff also be your patients?

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Situations where a doctor is both an employer and the treating clinician of a patient are problematic and should be avoided. Sarah Pickering, advisory case manager at Medical Protection, looks at a recent query from the advice line

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Case report 18/07/2019

An early presentation

An early presentation

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Baby T was eight weeks old when his mother brought him to his GP’s morning surgery. His mother had become increasingly concerned about his general irritability and frequent crying episodes, which lasted up to two hours. These had become apparent over the past three days, not settling with breast feeding.

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